Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the town of Jerez (Jerez de la Frontera), Spain, produced. In Spanish, it is called Vino de Jerez.
The word "sherry" is an anglicization of Jerez. In earlier times, sherry was a blind (Saca from Spanish, meaning "a removal from the solera") known. In Europe, "Sherry" is a protected designation of origin, under Spanish law, the wines as "Sherry" is labeled legally from the Sherry Triangle, an area in the province of Cádiz zwischenJerez de la Frontera, Sanlucar de Barrameda has come and El Puerto de Santa María. In 1933, the appellation Jerez for the first Spanish denominación be officially recognized in this way, was officially named DO Jerez-Xeres-Sherry and. Located in the same Government as DO Manzanilla Sanlucar
After fermentation is complete, sherry is fortified with brandy. Since the attachment takes place after fermentation, most sherries are initially dry, with a sweetness is added later. In contrast, port wine is (for example) half way through the fermentation, which stops the process so that not all the sugar is converted to alcohol, attached.
Sherry is produced in a variety of styles. Of dry, light versions wieFinos to darker and heavier than Oloroso versions, all from the Palomino grape familiar Sweet dessert wines are also made from Pedro Ximenez or Moscatel Trauben. Sherry is regarded by many authors as wine "underestimated" and a "treasure Weinvernachlässigten"